Le Macaron, a nationwide franchise with more than 60 cafes nationwide, held a grand opening in Fishers on January 7 after launching a soft opening on December 14. The store is owned and operated by Geist residents Christi and Aaron Parker, who first heard about the franchise after Christi lost her job in theater due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In September of 2021 the Parkers headed for the nearest Le Macaron in Cincinnati, and fell in love with the company’s fresh take on the classic French treat. After that trip, they decided to open Indiana’s first Le Macaron in Fishers. This new take on a beloved classic has provided a great bonding experience for families, Christi Parker says.
“[Le Macaron] is taking classic French desserts and reintroducing them to younger generations,” Parker says. “Kids can come in with their parents and a lot of the parents will remember, ‘Oh, I used to have this,’ or grandparents will say, ‘Oh, my parents used to make this,’ or, ‘We would get this and it was such a treat.’ To see them sharing that with their small children and grandkids is really kind of nice that it keeps a revitalization of pastries.”
Le Macaron Fishers offers 22 unique flavors ranging from mango to birthday cake, with six rotating seasonal flavors. All of the macarons are made by a French pastry chef, and are about 80 calories with naturally flavored ingredients. Le Macaron also offers coffee, a variety of pastries, truffles and gelato.
The cafe is located on 116th Street, just down from First Internet Bank and off the Nickel Plate Trail. Parker says the location, as it continues to grow, is exciting for her business.
“We just love the way that [Fishers is] developing, and we feel like it’s revitalizing this whole area,” Parker says. “It’s just such a friendly area, and I think there’s just a lot of growth and a lot of excitement in this area.”
Parker says the shop has been welcomed in the community, recalling a person who came in on the first day of the soft opening to try it out after watching construction for months in their apartment across the street. Parker says one of her favorite aspects of operating the restaurant so far has been the community engagement.
“Everyone has been just so supportive,” Parker says. “We’re starting to get regulars, like people that I see three or four times a week who are coming in for coffee, and that is a very unique experience that you just don’t get everywhere – where people know your name and they know you, and they know your order and they joke around with you.”